Finlay House

Finlay House is located on an elevated rural site in North Otago with stunning views overlooking the Waitaki Valley. Due to a geo-tec report highlighting the possibility of unstable ground, the design incorporates a lightweight steel and timber floor structure which support the house.


Exceptional buildings are the result of an effective collaboration between The Builder, The Client, and The Designer, with each playing their own significant role in the build process.

- Katrina Dravitzki & Alister Brown

To enjoy the outdoor aspect for as much of the year as possible, a central covered deck enables its owners to enjoy outdoor entertaining through a variety of weather and seasons.


Good design, is as much about understanding the client’s goals for the property, as it is about a knowledge of light, space and form.

- Katrina Dravitzki & Alister Brown

Steel is complimented with schist stone and cedar weatherboards, which were also used on the interior of the home to contrast the painted white surfaces.